Social Activities

Civilization & the Jews with Keve Karalitzky

Mondays, 12:30-1:30 pm
Keve combines his vast knowledge of Jewish history and Torah to lead a lively discussion on various topics each week.

American History with Steve Rochester

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
This discussion group explores topics in American History and is facilitated by SYJCC member and retired history teacher Steve Rochester.

Current Events

Wednesdays, 12:45-2:00 pm
Each week will be moderated by a different SYJCC member from a core group of seasoned moderators.   Join them for a lively open discussion of current events where all opinions are encouraged and heard.

Herstory: Women throughout History

Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Join Fredarica Friedman as she discusses a different prominent woman throughout history every week.

SYJCC Book Club  

Join the SYJCC and Eileen Schneyman one Tuesday evening a month to discuss different books with peers.  


**All Social Groups require pre-registration and will be held via Zoom. Register by 10:00 am the day of the program to receive the zoom meeting link by email.  Click here to register. For more information, contact Tina Block.

Support Services

Virtual Support Groups via Zoom

New Virtual Support Groups forming.  All groups will be facilitated by a licensed social worker and will be hosted on zoom for those that pre-register only.

COVID Support Group

Many people are feeling the effects of social isolation, adjusting to changing work or parenting situations, and adjusting to a new “normal.” With life changing at such a rapid pace and so much of the future unknown, if is understandable to seek support and reassurance at this time. This 8-week group will help members process and work through the stressors and anxiety unique to our current times.  For more information about this group, please contact Sheila Goloboy, x151 or

COVID Loss Support Group 

Grieving can be especially hard when we are mourning someone lost in the current pandemic. We are isolated from others and are missing the usual rituals of saying goodbye, such as funerals and other gatherings. We are also grieving other losses—our typical routines, work and home situations, and overall sense of security. This 8-week group provides an opportunity to process your grief with those in similar circumstances. For more information about this group, please contact Sheila Goloboy, x151 or

Are you grieving the loss of a spouse and need support? Join one of our bereavement groups starting this month.

Divorced and Separated Support Group

Wednesdays, 8:15-9:30 pm – on-going
Going through a separation or divorce can be very traumatic.  This support group gives you the opportunity to meet talk with others and find a sense of connection and support during this time.  This is an open group and meets virtually on zoom, facilitated by Eileen Schneyman, LMSW.
This is an open group so you can join any time.  Members $5,  Non-Members $8 per session.  

Click here to register or call 631-462-9800 x151 for help with registration. You can register for multiple weeks at a time. The zoom link for the group will be sent each week before the group meets to those that have registered.

Widows and Widowers Support Group 

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm
This 8-week group is designed to provide support to those recently bereaved in a caring and supportive atmosphere.  Work through grief, examine feelings, and discover inner strengths.  Registration required.

Next Steps for Widows and Widowers

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Have you already attended a bereavement group?  Are you ready to take the next steps as a new routine takes shape?  Join this group to connect with others and help one another. This 8- session group will meet weekly.  Registration required.  All groups are facilitated by a licensed social worker.

Fees: $80 SYJCC members, $100 non-members

Click here to register or call 631-462-9800 x151 for more information. The zoom link for the group will be sent each week before the group meets to those that have registered.


Senior Lunch Program

Click here for the monthly menu.

Hands on Huntington NNORC

Hands on Huntington (HOH) is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community or a NNORC. NNORC is a NYS term that identifies a neighborhood with a very high concentration of residents 60+.  SYJCC NNORC is in some areas of Greenlawn, East Northport & Huntington; please see the map below for the census track included in the NNORC.  This program is funded by a NYS Office For the Aging grant.

The goal of a NNORC is to help seniors age in place & remain in their homes with the support services they need to keep them in their community. The NNORC brings together SYJCC, the Town of Huntington & other community partners to provide social work case management, information & referral, education & recreation programs & medical services to seniors in the NNORC area. For more information about the program or to check if you live in the NNORC please call (631)351-6610 to speak to one of our social workers.

Additional Resources for Adults

Learn Something New

Learning something new doesn’t need to cost money. You can keep your brain active and learn a new language in just five minutes a day. Perhaps you would prefer to learn how to draw or code?

  • Learn a new language in as little as five minutes every day. DuoLingo will even let you set up a classroom so you can have accounts for kids to study. Drops is another app that makes learning a new language fun.

  • Yale University is offering a free course online – The Science of Well-Being – that teaches you how to be happier.

  • Take a University Art Class – has a list of 10 classes you can take for free online.

  • Coursera offers free online courses from many of the world’s top universities in a wide variety of subjects.

  • Become an Artist with Art ala Carte on YouTube.

  •  Code Academy offers a free online coding course.

  • Learn to knit